When I read about the March 2 protest by 70-plus representatives of the St. John Vianney College Seminary at the opening of "The Pope and the Witch" at the University of Minnesota, I wondered if artists should be exempt from accusations of blasphemy.
As I sit here in front of my computer this week, I am asking myself the very question Mitt Romney asked himself a little more than a week ago: Why did I pick Ann Coulter? Seriously, why did I agree to write an article about someone whose crass jokes have rendered themselves as interesting and disgusting in years past as that crusty stuff on top of the Caf oatmeal?
Some things are the worth the price you pay. However, few of us would spend $3,500 to meet someone. To spend that much money meeting someone would mean that they were pretty special. Apparently, Michael Jackson believes he is that special.
We've all committed our fair share of faux pas. I've accidentally added salt to my coffee instead of sugar, paid too much for car insurance and listened to an entire Fall Out Boy album. I can proudly say, however, that I've never accidentally invaded a country much less a country without an army.
My friend who goes to school in Los Angeles came to visit me here in the cold North this past weekend. Before she arrived, I made a list of all the things that would be unique to Minnesota, experiences which one should have while visiting here from a place not only far away geographically, but culturally in many ways as well.
Last week the Cherokee Nation voted to limit tribal membership to descendants of Amerindians by blood. 76.6 percent voted in favor of this limitation; however, a miniscule showing was present at the election.
I was happy to see that Amber Collett, in her critique of Counterpoints hallway display two weeks ago, admitted that media bias pervades the coverage of peace protests. However, she is naïve in her assertion that "the pictures of the protest used are not of a nonviolent direct action protest."